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GIIF Program Manager Fatou Assah (far left) moderated a session at the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture International Conference on September 18, 2018, in Basel. The panel session "The Provider Perspective," discussants, including ACRE Africa's Rahab Kariuki, dove into detail on how many parts need to be moving in sync to deliver integrated solutions. | Key takeaways from the conference.

Unlocking the Potential of Farm Insurance and Finance

Last year, GIIF Program Manager Fatou Assah attended the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture's International Conference 2018 in Basel. In this interview, she talks about the roles of the public and private sector that need to move in sync to deliver integrated solutions to protect smallholder farmers from disaster risks. To view more videos from this series please click here .
World Bank Group's Financial Sector Specialist Sharon Onyango (far left) moderated a session at the 14th International Microinsurance Conference on November 7 in Lusaka. The panel session “ PPPs in the distribution of agricultural insurance ” included discussants from both the public and private sectors, and dove into lessons learned from various PPPs from around the world and high-level considerations for setting up successful partnerships. The panelists were: Hailemelekot Teklegiorgis, Manager-in-charge - Financial Services, Ethiopian Agriculture Transformation Agency Humphrey Mulele,...
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How would you describe the international landscape of initiatives to help smallholders manage their risks? How is the emerging market structured and who are the innovators? What have they learned so far, current constraints and future opportunities? What insurance, financing, and other risk mitigation products and services are already available? Which gaps need to be filled, and how? These and related questions are the subjects of a global study by the Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF). Commissioned by the Syngenta Foundation, the study began in March. Its results will form a...
The core objective of the project is to financially and programmatically support community-centered early action to reinforce and build climate resilience.
Index insurance is a type of agricultural insurance that can serve smallholder agricultural development and risk management by protecting assets and encouraging productive investments. Limited availability, accessibility, quantity and poor quality of data on the ground are some of the primary technical constraints preventing scale-up and sustainability of index insurance. Data were the focus of the project “Improving Agricultural Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Remote Sensing for Index Insurance”. This publication outlines the project, which investigated overcoming issues with ground...
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Limited availability, accessibility, quantity and poor quality of data on the ground are some of the primary technical constraints preventing scale-up and sustainability of index insurance. Data were the focus of the project “Improving Agricultural Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Remote Sensing for Index Insurance”. This publication details the project, which investigated overcoming issues with ground data by testing innovative remote sensing methodologies. It describes the different remote sensing options and opportunities available for index insurance, but it also recommends further...
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International experts and practitioners in climate and disaster assessment, risk management, and risk communication gathered on May 14-18, 2018 in Mexico City at the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum. Organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) every two years, the event provides organizations and individuals with the opportunity to exchange knowledge, highlight new activities and initiatives, establish new partnerships, and foster innovation in the field. As part of this year’s program, the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program ( DRFIP ) and...

Introduction to Index Insurance and GIIF

Index insurance is an innovative approach to insurance provision that pays out benefits based on a pre-determined index or loss of assets and investments resulting from weather and catastrophic events, without requiring the traditional services of insurance claims assessors. It also allows for the claims settlement process to be quicker and more objective.
The Global Index Insurance Facility conducted video interviews with donors, guest speakers, and participants at the Global Index Insurance Conference 2017 in Dakar. All 23 videos are listed here .
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